The Outreach Office offers a variety of non-credit learning opportunities throughout the year. In addition to our four major campaigns (winter, spring, summer and fall), we offer a number of specialized programs including the Help, Understanding, Guidance and Support (HUGS) Program, the SAT Review Series, and our Salute to Working Women. Many of our programs are offered in partnership with other organizations including the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center, and the University of Pittsburgh. With each of our programs, we strive to maintain the highest standards in order to ensure quality programming at an affordable price.
A critical component of our programs is our instructors. Non-credit instructors should possess the credentials appropriate to the subject being taught. While a minimum of a 2-year college degree is preferred, all instructors must have extensive professional experience either as a presenter or content expert.
All prospective instructors are required to submit:
- a current resume (a completed Non-Credit Instructor Profile, which can be downloaded from this page, may be substituted),
- a detailed course proposal (including the intended audience, instructional goals and objectives, and an estimate of supply/material costs) OR a completed Course Description Worksheet form, which can be downloaded from this page,
- a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check*, and
- a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance* (instructors in our children’s program only).
*Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to submit these forms and provide the Outreach Office with certified responses from the Commonwealth. Failure to submit current clearances will result in the cancellation of your course(s). These forms are available on-line at:
Through the programs offered by our department, we promote and celebrate a diversity of thoughts, ideas, and topics. The University of Pittsburgh, as an educational institution and as an employer, values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. Accordingly, the University prohibits and will not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. Further, the University will continue to take affirmative action steps to support and advance these values consistent with the University’s mission. This policy applies to admissions, employment, access to and treatment in University programs and activities. This is a commitment made by the University and is in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.